The Coach's Very Early NFL Underdog *SHOCKER*
(NFL) Detroit vs. Chicago, 12/21/2014 8:00 AM, Score: 20 - 14
Point Spread: 9.50 | -110.00 Chicago (Home)
Result: Win
The Detroit Lions come into Chicago looking for a fourth consecutive win. The Bears on the other hand have lost three straight, and they've benched their starting QB. Chicago really has nothing to lose, and I like the Bears at home getting a big cushion versus a Lions team that only scored 16 points last week.

Here are my keys to the game:

1. Jay Cutler - He will be on the bench today, but given his tendency to turn the ball over, that's the best place for him if you have money on the Bears. He has thrown 18 interceptions on the season, and he was picked off three times in the loss to the Saints last week.

2. Home Cookin' - The Home team is 6-2 ATS in the last eight in this series, and the Lions have failed to cover their last five on grass.

3. X-Factor - The Lions are 5-0 ATS in their last five versus Chicago, but all five of those games decided by eight points or less.

Selection: This is a play on the Chicago Bears (6*)